Sunday, September 30, 2007

melted glass

Colored paint, first whirled on the paper, then digitally whirled. Reminds me of marbles and blown glass.

W/c in the journal, with graphite to gray out the paper.

Monochrome disks, whirled in 2 steps.

Derwent aquatone sticks, water added.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

serendipitous blending

I paint ahead on blank journal pages, then delight in the unexpected turn to a burst of color as the writing crawls across the lines.

I didn't expect the bookmark ribbon to match this painting so closely.

W/c in teNeues journal.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

aiming for whirled peas

Clearly world peace is beyond us, but perhaps we can create peaceful moments in tiny spaces.

Thich Nhat Hanh teaches how to find peace (realize it, in several senses of the word) in each breath--through focused awareness on the physical sensation of breath flowing in, breath flowing out. There is total peace in that mindspace.

Now do it again . . . and again . . . and again . . .

Friday, September 21, 2007

time to post

Always doodling in the journal, rarely scanning and posting. Time to get back to it!

W/c in a teNeues journal--nice for painting, but it has lines, unfortunately.